In Loving

Diane Leslie Harris

July 13, 1957 – March 3, 2021

Diane Leslie Harris, 63 of Richmond, Virginia passed away at Henrico Doctor’s Hospital on March 3, 2021. Diane was born in Manhattan, New York on July 13, 1957 to Albert Knight and Sylvia Brereton. She attended Louis D. Brandeis High School.

As a young adult, Diane toured with the LaRocque Bey Dance studio, performing African dance. After graduating from high school, she began working for the IRS as a staffing specialist for the next 30 years until her retirement.

Diane is survived by her 3 children, Michael Harris, Wayne Harris and Julee Harris; daughter-in-law, Patricia Harris; grandchildren, Trinity Harris, Keira Harris, and Makayla Harris; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Michael L. Harris; brother, Dennis Knight; and parents, Albert Knight and Sylvia Brereton.

Memorial services will be held at 3pm on Monday, March 15, 2021 at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Parkway, Richmond, VA.

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Memorial Service


Affinity Funeral Service

Richmond Chapel


Monday, March 15, 2021


3:00 PM

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  1. Lisa Branham Poinsette March 10, 2021 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    I am truly sorry to hear Diane has passed away. I am child hood friend of the family. Diane and I were best friends from 6 years old on the old block of 141 st. In Harlem. So many hood childhood memories. My prayers are with her children.

  2. Miriam Smith (Baby) March 13, 2021 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry t o hear Diane has passed away. We grew up together when we lived in Harlem on 141 st. She was one of my best friends. My memories are long and I will miss her. Know that her children are in my thoughts and prayer.

  3. Beverley Turner March 13, 2021 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    There are no words that I can say right now but this
    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

    2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

    3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

    4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

    5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

    6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

  4. Faye Maldonado-Blake March 13, 2021 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Paulie, Paulette and Tony I just don’t know what to say. My heart is heavy over the death of Michael and now Diane. I guess she needed to be with Michael in heaven. God Bless them. My deepest sympathy goes ur to you and the rest of your families, especially their children. Faye (Turner) and family.

  5. Sylvia Clark March 15, 2021 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Condolences to the Harris family. I am so sorry for the loss of Aunt Diane. My prayers go out to Michael, Wayne and Julee and the rest of the family, as well as all of us, as the past months have been filled with the loss of my father, your father, our grandmother, and now your mother. Aunt Diane we love you and will miss you. Love Mandy, Dennis, Jonathan and Marilyn.

  6. Eileen Byers March 15, 2021 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    May the God of comfort embrace you! My prayers and condolences ! Love cousin Eileen

  7. Shalena Rodriguez-Sheppard March 15, 2021 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear about Diane. My condolences to the Harris family. May God continue to give you all strength during this difficult time.

  8. Juanita Brown-Saunders March 15, 2021 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for your peace and strength. With my condolences and love, cousin Nita.

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